Moorland Caver (2003)
Length: 4.5 m
Access: No known restrictions
Entertainment value: I
This “rock shelter” lies to the North West of Over Silton and is found about 3 m up a slipped section of cliff. The entrance is 1.5 m high x 1.2 m wide. The hole is about 2 m wide with two small avens at the far end. Also at the far end is a too tight tube estimated to be about 3 m long.
Cooper noted in MSG 7 that “Mrs Craik’s account of North Riding Folklore talks of a cavern (windypit?) N.W of Over Silton”. Hobthrush Hole was discovered by the M.S.G. in circa 1975; possibly the cavern referred to by Mrs Craik (?).